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Research Engineering in Radio Astronomy

Research Engineering in Radio Astronomy

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Gijs Molenaar

May 22, 2019
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  1. Research engineering in radio astronomy Gijs Molenaar 22 May 2019

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  4. Where to start? • First job in 1998 • Security

    administrator local internet provider • While studying MBO electrotechniek
  5. Internship SARA • 2001 • Maintain beowulf cluster • Now

    SURFsara
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  16. “Design patterns and software techniques for large scale, open and

    reproducible data reduction”
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  23. Partially observing in Fourier space

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  31. Dirty PSF Ground truth

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  33. Train data • Spiel • CWL based Simulator • Make

    a random sky (point sources) • Run telescope in reverse https://github.com/gijzelaerr/spiel/
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  37. Future • Finish PhD • More radio astronomy? • Interesting

    new adventures • Software engineering / management • Machine learning / data science
  38. question?